Tips for dealing with criticism—when you agree with it, and when you don’t
«In these more educational environments, where no one expects me to be perfect, negative feedback is reframed. It’s not criticism; it’s teaching.»
The science of creativity—and how to unlock it
«Creativity is the ability to produce an artifact or an idea that is both novel and useful given a particular social context»
Breaking free from the tyranny of fixed ideas
«The way to practice epistemic humility is to avoid forgetting that you might be wrong.»
How a researcher uses generative AI to help him think better and get more done
«What the smartest people do on the weekend is what everyone else will do during the week in 10 years»
AI gossip, celebrity sightings, tech trends—and some great projects
Excerpt from the new book Global Natives
An examination of the Twitch Hack data
The Economics of Belief Transmission
«Memes are essentially just patterns we imitate to achieve some desired effect.»
A Guide to Doing Great Work without Fixating on Flawlessness
«rigidity is the problem, not the desire to do great work»
How GPT-3 will turn your notes into an *actual* second brain
«there’s a lot of value locked up in what we’ve collected over the years, if we could just figure out how to use it.»
My slow and steady progression to living out the plot of the movie 'Her'
Mastering the art of 0 to 1
«Better to make a mistake and learn from it than to rob yourself of the lesson. So go with your gut—not because your gut is a sacred source of truth, but because it’s the best way to learn.»
How a Scrappy Utah Software Company Ignored Every Silicon Valley Heuristic and Won Anyway
«This article was informed by exclusive interviews with over a dozen current and former early employees of Qualtrics and SurveyMonkey.»
It’s overrated—both financially and emotionally
«Founders want to win, employees want to win, and the best they’ve come up with is a culture of more hours = better outcomes»
Let’s say you just launched a product to a group of users for the first time. (I’m speaking purely hypothetically, of course 😉.) Launch went pretty well: good signups, hearty praise, and some…
Actionable ideas from an event with Adam Davidson
«Who is the protagonist (maybe it’s you, maybe it’s someone else) Where and when are they? What do they want? Why does the outcome matter?»
Practical tips to help you connect more deeply with others
Supply, Demand, and Memes. Lots of Memes.
Even if a token has a great supply model, it still needs a good reason to exist and for people to hold it.
Five lesser-known benefits of thinking out loud
Writers are using apps like Sudowrite and Subtxt to craft essays, short stories, and screenplays
We turned a Huberman Lab Podcast Episode into an essay
Using observation, investigation, and productivity methods to understand my depression
«My Proactive Tracking System took the form of a system of randomized prompts to log my mood throughout the day. I used Yapp Reminders to send the prompt and Mood Meter (screenshots below) to log my moods.»
Introducing The Long Conversation: The Newsletter
«Your voice isn’t armor, it’s how people find their way to you. Voice isn’t something you do. It’s what’s revealed when you stop trying.»
The disappearing divide between “followers” and “friends”
«For online creators and internet influencers, sharing intimate details about their lives is now part of the job description.»
It's a state, not an outcome.
«People think focus is about the thing you’re focused on. But it’s actually about putting aside the big shiny, exciting things you could be working on.»
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